Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning
The mission of Nassau Community College’s Department of Workforce Development and
Lifelong Learning is to provide high quality programs and services to promote education
and training to residents, business and industry on Long Island. NCC is dedicated
to serving the diverse needs of its constituents and enabling access to an array of
learning opportunities through credit and non-credit offerings. The department is
committed to building a well educated workforce as well as enriching the lives of
those in the surrounding community. The department strives to offer students experiences
that balance recreation and professional development, while engaging in social, cultural,
and intellectual pursuits.
Adult Continuing Education
The College offers a variety of non-credit courses for personal enrichment and growth,
which are designed to broaden the professional and cultural background of the participants.
The courses do not involve grades or transcripts. Many courses are offered, including
business skills, career change exploration, health and wellness, personal investments,
computer skills, art, language skills, dance, sports, and physical activities. For
a current listing of courses and events visit the College website at www.ncc.edu/continuingeducation or email us at ContinuingEducation@ncc.edu. For more information, call 516.572.7472.
Center for Workforce Development
Nassau Community College’s Center for Workforce Development offers a wide spectrum
of educational and training services to strengthen and improve the regional workforce.
We deliver a variety of high-quality, cost-effective programs to business, industry,
government, healthcare, and non-profit organizations. Content can be tailored to fit
the needs of employers, and can take place at the College’s facilities or off-campus.
Flexible scheduling allows programs to be offered conveniently.
Organizations interested in obtaining more information can contact the Center for
Workforce Development by calling 516.572.7487, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website at www.ncc.edu/workforcedevelopment
Corporate Credit Programs
Corporate Credit Programs allow businesses and organizations to provide college credit-bearing
courses for their employees or members. Various employers including corporations,
government agencies, unions, non-profit agencies, and others have benefited from investing
in a college education to develop their internal workforce. Individual course sections
can be arranged at flexible times at the work site, on campus, or online. NCC's affordable
tuition makes implementing a Corporate Credit program a wise investment.
Organizations interested in obtaining more information can e-mail email@example.com or call 516.572.7487.
Credit by Exam
Nassau offers two options for earning college credits through testing. College level
exams can help you satisfy pre-requisite requirements, graduate on time or accomplish
career goals. High school and college students as well as working professionals have
used college level exams to meet professional development goals, to qualify for employment
or help reduce the cost of college. Professionals including teachers, firefighters,
and police officers have used college level exams to meet professional development
goals or to qualify for employment. Before registering for any CLEP or DSST exam consult
with your advisor to be sure the subject is appropriate for your curriculum.
- College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Nassau Community College is a test site for the College-Level Examination Program
(CLEP). Sponsored by the College Board, CLEP offers the opportunity to receive college
credit by earning qualifying scores on exams in the disciplines of business, composition
and literature, foreign language, history and social sciences, and science and mathematics.
There are 34 exams available through the College Board.
For more information click here or contact our CLEP office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 516.572.9947
- DSST Exams http://www.getcollegecredit.com
Nassau Community College is also a test site for DSST, formerly known as DANTES Subject
Standardized Tests. The DSST exams offers the opportunity to receive college credit
by earning qualifying scores in the areas of social science, business, mathematics,
applied technology, humanities, and physical science. There are 38 exams to choose
For more information click here or contact our office by emailing DSST@ncc.edu or calling 516.572.9947
Drinking Driver Program (DDP)
Motorists convicted of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), or Driving While Alcohol Impaired
(DWAI) are often required by court or the Department of Motor Vehicles to participate
in a 16-hour education program. Nassau Community College offers a flexible schedule
with DMV certified instructors. The Department of Motor Vehicles approves curriculum
and determines eligibility for the DDP program. If you are eligible, you must register
at your local DMV office and select Nassau Community College as your educational partner.
For detailed information on the program visit us online or email us at DDP@ncc.edu or call 516.572.7201
Nassau Community College is authorized by the New York State Department of Education
to be a GED Testing Center. The College offers Long Islanders the opportunity to take
the test at NCC’s convenient Garden City campus and also encourages candidates to
attend college-level credit classes upon the attainment of their diploma.
For information or a GED application, click here or call 516.572.7667
The Language Center provides a variety of non-credit, English and Foreign Language
courses. Foreign Language class offerings are based on the diverse needs of our students
who may want to travel, converse with family members, attend international conferences,
learn a new language, or improve business communication skills. These courses are
taught at different levels, guiding students in speaking, reading, writing, and listening
as well as in developing a familiarity with international customs, cultures, and traditions.
We also offer classes in American Sign Language.
English courses are also offered through The Language Center of Lifelong Learning.
These course offerings are less academic in nature and are geared toward students
who may not be thinking of pursuing further studies at the College, but still want
to improve basic English skills in reading, writing, conversation, and pronunciation.
Day, evening, and weekend courses are available.
For further information, email LanguageCenter@ncc.edu or call 516.572.7062.
Senior Citizens Observer Program
Nassau Community College invites Nassau County senior citizens to participate in the
Senior Observer Program. This program permits Nassau County residents 60 years of
age and older to observe credit-bearing courses, tuition free, on a space-available
basis. Seniors should be aware that there is a mandatory college-wide parking fee.
While the program provides senior citizens the opportunity to observe a course, the
actual extent and level of participation is at the discretion of the instructor. Certain
courses at the College are not available through the Senior Observer Program. Although
senior observers are not graded or given academic credit, they must meet course prerequisites.
To be eligible, participants must submit proof of age and residency (Nassau County
senior citizen’s pass, driver’s license or other official documentation), and register
with the Senior Observer Program office.
Further information and an application may be obtained by emailing email@example.com or by calling 516.572.7472.
Special Program for Living
Special Program for Living is designed for developmentally disabled adults who have
completed a secondary education. The aim of this program is to support and continue
the learning experience for developmentally disabled adults over the age of 21. Course
offerings include mathematics, current events, physical fitness, computers, and much
For more information, email SPL@ncc.edu or call 516.572.7487